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The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001(NCLB) was a U.S. Act of Congress that reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; it included Title I provisions applying to disadvantaged students. It supported standards-based education reform based on the premise that setting high standards and establishing measurable goals could improve individual outcomes in education. The Act required states to develop assessments in basic skills. To receive federal school funding, states had to give these assessments to all students at select grade levels.
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    • Legislative history 

    • Provisions of the act 

    • Effects on teachers, schools, and school districts 

    • Improved test scores 

    • Intended effects on curriculum and standards 

    • Effects on school and students 

    • Effects on racial and ethnic minority students 

    • Funding 

    • Proposals for reform 

    • Waivers 

    • Replacement